"found guilty, convicted; ordered to be punished or transported; beaten," 1811, slang past-participle adjective from serve (v.).
c. 1400, "an order, a command; what is commanded or ordered," from Old French comand (14c.), from comander "to order, to entrust" (see command (v.)). Meaning "control, right or authority to order or compel obedience" is from mid-15c. Meaning "power of control, mastery" (of a situation, a language, etc.) is from 1640s.
mid-15c., collocacioun, "a ligament," from Old French and directly from Latin collocationem (nominative collocatio), noun of action from past participle stem of collocare "place together, set in place" (see collocate). Meaning "act of placing together; state of being placed or ordered with something else" is from c. 1600. Linguistics sense is attested from 1940.
c. 1200, ordren, "give order to, to arrange in a row or rank," from order (n.). Sense of "set or keep in order" is from c. 1500. Meaning "to give commands for or to, instruct authoritatively" is from 1540s; that of "command to be made, done, or issued" is from 1763. Related: Ordered; ordering.
late 14c., "not ordered, lacking order or regularity," from Latin inordinatus "unordered, not arranged," from in- "not, opposite of" (see in- (1)) + ordinatus, past participle of ordinare "to set in order" (see order (n.)). Sense of "immoderate, excessive" is from notion of "not kept within orderly limits." Related: Inordinately; inordinateness.